5 Things to Do
No time for a witty intro this week, folks, there’s just TOO MUCH GOING ON! Get to it.
SpaceBalls with Daphne Zuniga – Friday, April 28
There’s never a bad time to see Mel Brooks’ screwball riff on Star Wars (though the amazing job Disney is doing revamping the source material makes it relevant all over again). But a special guest makes this screening even more worthwhile – Daphne Zuniga, who played Leia analogue Princess Vespa in the comedy classic. Zuniga is in town screening her latest feature, Those Left Behind, as part of the Sunscreen Film Festival (see below).
7 p.m., FREE
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Pete
Sunscreen Film Festival Closing Party and Awards Ceremony – Saturday, April 29
If you long for a little bit of Hollywood glitter now that film production in Florida has more or less shut down, this is one of your best opportunities. Sunscreen is a small fest, but it’s starting to attract some star power, and the party comes with a full-fledged red carpet where you can strut your stuff.
7 p.m. Festival Passes $50 per day, Tickets Here.
Nova 535, 535 MLK Jr. Street North, St. Pete
Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgensen – Saturday, April 29
This is the kind of intimate, hidden gem you can only find in Pinellas. Chris Hillman was a founding member of the Byrds and member of The Flying Burrito Brothers, both seminal to the development of country rock – and here he is, playing in a literal living room in Kenwood. Pedersen and Jorgensen were Hillman’s bandmates in the Desert Rose Band starting in the late 1980s, making this a rare appearance of that group’s core trio.
For tickets call (727) 323-2787
Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Pete
Art Show Benefitting Planned Parenthood – Saturday, April 29
For the night people, this show features art from up-and-comers like Kristin Northup and Kelli Tanner, with 20% of proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Accompanied by performances from edgy musicians including Betty Dawl and Ari Chi.
9 p.m. (ish), FREE
The Bends, 919 1st Ave North, St. Pete
Sheryl Crow – Sunday, April 30
As someone who dealt with “All I Wanna Do” on the car radio almost non-stop during the nineties, I have to say – it was hard to imagine then that Sheryl Crow would become her generation’s headline standard-bearer for roots music. But she’s gone on to work with everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Steve Earle to Willie Nelson, and she’s not quitting anytime soon. If you haven’t yet, it’s high time to forgive her for the crime – such as it is – of co-writing a song so catchy that it’s probably now stuck in your head just because you read the title.
$53-175, 8 p.m.
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Have Gun Will Travel, Luxury Mane, Jackrabbit – Saturday, April 29. Three local indie-rock faves stir it up. Fubar, St. Pete. More Info Here.
Coheed and Cambria – April 30. Progressive metal – it’s quite a thing with the kids these days. Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave North, St. Pete. More Info Here.
Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant – Thursday, May 4. The kickoff of the summer Movies in the Park series. 7pm, North Straub Park, St. Pete. See the full schedule here courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times.